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The Gates Foundation recently released the final report of a three-year study designed to determine how best to identify and develop great teaching.
The study concludes that the best way to evaluate teacher effectiveness is to use a three-pronged approach that combines improvement in student test scores, classroom observations by multiple reviewers, and teacher evaluations from students themselves.
View the complete report on the Gates Foundation website, here. For news coverage of the report, we recommend the Washington Post’s article, “Gates Foundation study: We’ve figured out what makes a good teacher.”